The Basics
The Basics

I’ve got to admit I was a bit underwhelmed when I first saw the Urban Decay Basics 2 Palette – it’s very flat looking in terms of colour. However, like all UD shadows, the pay-off for such light shades is very good, so what you see in the pan translates accurately to what you get on the eye.

Urban Decay The Basics Palette
Urban Decay The Basics Palette

All the shades are matte, but smooth as velvet. Colours from left to right are: Undone, Primal, Cover, Frisk, Stark and Skimp. I’m not such a believer in the whole ‘cool and warm’ palette – it’s a beauty prescription that doesn’t really count now that we have such amazing shade variants and I’d say this is an all-tone palette if you love the starkness of a matte neutral.

It’s gone straight into the keep drawer as something that I know I’ll use a great deal and falls into the ‘highly useful’ category. Is it a must-have? If you’re already a neutral fan, then you’ll probably have most of these shades covered off in your stash, but texture wise and ease of use, the Urban Decay Basics 2 Palette is up there with the very best. It’s £22 and launches on 1st of October.

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